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Managerial attributes and enterprise access to formal credit in Myanmar

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  • Henrik Hansen
  • John Rand
  • Finn Tarp
  • Neda Trifkovi?

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Using data from a new survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar, we analyse enterprise demand for formal credit and the extent to which they are constrained in the formal credit market. We account for firms self-selecting out of the credit market in Myanmar. Our data contain information about individual firm owner/manager gender, managerial capacity, and attitude towards risk. We use this information to test whether the allocation of scarce loanable funds is systematically associated with these attributes.

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  • Henrik Hansen & John Rand & Finn Tarp & Neda Trifkovi?, 2019. "Managerial attributes and enterprise access to formal credit in Myanmar," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2019-20, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    formal credit; Gender; Personality traits; SMEs; Access to credit;

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